Radio 4 Stealing of a Nation
- Words: Vivian Host
- Label: Astralwerks
On the heels of storming dancefloor hottie "Electrify," Radio 4 comes with the first entirely political dance punk album of the 2000s. It's hardly The Clash's Combat Rock and definitely no Public Enemy It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, but it has its charms, notably the echoing sonic stew of "No Reaction" and the Brit Pop touches and infectious bassline of "Transmission." Mostly though, the album finds the band trying too hard-their calls to action aren't backed up by any anarchy in the music itself, reminding one that sometimes a gripping groove is often the most salient revolution.
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